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Date-Sweetened Apple Pie Granola (oil- & gluten-free)

Fall is here! I have been all pumpkin crazy lately, but then I remembered, APPLES!

…So how about them apples?

Date-Sweetened Apple Pie Granola (oil- & gluten-free)

This recipe is perfect for breakfast or a snack (or lunch or dinner, no one will judge you after they taste this!) You can even try sprinkling this on top of smoothies, or even my raw apple rose caramel tart. It will be amazing, trust me, DO IT.

I used fuji apples for this recipe, but feel free to use your variety of choice!

Date-Sweetened Apple Pie Granola (oil- & gluten-free)

What’s your favorite way to use apples during the fall?

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Date-Sweetened Apple Pie Granola (oil- & gluten-free)

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  • Author: Jasmine Briones / Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 5-7


  • 2.5 cups gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups apple puree/sauce or 2 Fuji apples, diced
  • 5 medjool dates, soaked + 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp flax seeds
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbs cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • Optional: A pinch of salt (I omitted)


  1. Soak medjool dates in 1/2 cup water for at least 15 mins.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 F and line a large baking sheet.
  3. Add the dates, and apple puree or diced apples into a food processor or high speed blender and run until smooth. If needed, a some of the date water, a tbs at a time. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, add in the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
  5. Pour the apple date mixture over, and mix until evenly distributed.
  6. Bake for about 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. The time will vary depending on how much liquid your apples will add.
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Snack
  • Cuisine: Vegan


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  1. That looks delicious! I need to try this..
    Can I substitute the medjool dates with another sweetener (agave syrup or maybe raisins?) , they seem to be impossible to find where I live:-(